Gertie’s Bloomers

Gertie and Gus

Firstly … I must apologise to all those expecting the result of the draw to be announced today. There is a slight difficulty. If he could type then I would make Ben explain. Let it simply be said that the biscuits ready for the draw were on the side in a brown paper bag. Then they were not. They were inside the judges!! Ben will not now be receiving the new ball he had been hoping for this week as replacement biscuits will have to be purchased. (I know who pulled the bag down as Amy cannot reach!) The draw will now take place a little later in the week when supplies have been replenished.

Moving swiftly on …. this week I have been working hard on my crochet skills. I have noticed from some of the beautiful blogs around that crochet is becoming increasingly popular and that the accepted start point is granny squares made into a very attractive cushion. I am sorry to say that my rather low boredom threshold meant that after I had finally made a SQUARE (rather than a bit wonky and lopsided) granny square .. I immediately wanted to try something new. So I did. Radishes. Yes – you did read it right …. radishes!!



Others make beautiful cushions, gorgeous blankets and all manner of hats, flowers, necklaces and brooches from crochet. Me – I make radishes. I’m pleased with them though, I think they complement the carrot corsages rather nicely, and they’re now on offer in my Etsy shop.

Feeling rather confident, I then decided to apply my newly-discovered crochet skills to one of my little knitted bunnies. Last week in the charity (thrift) shop I picked up a couple of balls of pure wool yarn…




Well, I simply couldn’t leave them behind with a label like this!! I’ve never heard of Teddy Wools Ltd, and the weight is in ounces, and the UK has been metric for yarn for at least 40 years now. If anyone can shed any light on the brand, I’d love to learn more.

Anyway … didn’t they make lovely bloomers for a little girl bunny? And enough left for several more pairs. Notice the crochet edging on the bloomers. Nifty! (Oh, and spot the hole for her cottontail to peep through!)

I think poor little Gertie seems slightly embarassed to be seen in her underwear (no matter how pretty it is!) So here she is again with her older brother Gus. They’re both ready for adoption and can be found in my Etsy shop.

So if you know anyone who could give a little rabbit a kind new home …….

Will return with the results of the draw later in the week!


What an absolutely adorable pair of bunnies! Oh my, so beautifully made and whimsical too. Miss Bunny has the finest undies…she should not be shy about showing them. tee hee…

Did you hear me burst out laughing as I read about naughty Ben? OH MY! That is exactly what my naughty Newfies would do too. And of course it would be the boys (Gabe and Noah)who'd do the stealing, meanwhile Paige (my female) would wait and wish that perhaps they'd share with her too (not highly likely but a girl can dream)

Ben's forgiven. I love hearing your stories. At least I know I'm in the same boat as someone else.


Bad Ben eating the biccies, did you eat the bag as well…….? Bet you had that look that said it wasn't me mum…..!
Love the Bunnies.
Julie xxxxxxxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy

They look like Queen Victorias Bloomers! I love the checky cotton tail peeping out!


Beautiful bunnies, love the name of the wool from the Op shop. Happy days.


Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


That is just soooooo funny!!! At least I know no one will eat my Give Away haha!!!

Love the Bunnies:)
Michelle x


I love the bloomers, and I'm especially awed by those little sweaters and clothes with their tiny designs, too. Amazing. 🙂


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